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Member since:
27 July 2009

Icon_superoo_orangeSuperoo '12, '13, '14

Icon_pictureBeen to 280 Attractions
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Icon_star1145 First to Review
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About Me & My Family

We are a family of 5. We love to travel and to see new things. We look for a educational experience in everything we do and my we do a lot. Our kids are so used to being on the go that they have tremendous stamina. We try to plan 2 large trips every year and supplement them with weekend get-aways, staycations and a day jaunt now and again. Our kids are always wondering what the next spot will be.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, energetic
We Just Got Back From
USVI ST. John
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Rhode Island beaches
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Africa
Favorite Vacation Memory
Watching the kids lug their car seats through the airport on their first plane ride.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Two of my kids got lost at a campground in Yellowstone. My 9 year old son took his 6 year old sister on a walk to the restroom 4 sites down and couldn't find their way back. We ended up reporting them missing at the camp check in and then the search began. I was afraid of them being abducted, but also of the Grizzlies which were out in full force that summer due to the late melt. It was the worst 45 minutes of our lives. A fellow camper overheard my husband relay the story to the camp personnel and she recognized them as she returned to her site 7 loops away from ours. The ranger was called and returned them safely to us. The employees were great and it was a happy ending to a potential disaster.
Websites I Like:
hotwire, tripadvisor, Trekaroo

Mothers Day Celebrations in Massachusetts

Celebrate with Mom and the family at one of these locations

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Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts

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Relive the story of the Mallard family at a recreation of "Make Way for Ducklings", Reservations suggested $35. Day of event(Mothers Day) $40per amily.Event begins at 10:30 AM


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125 Arborway
Boston, Massachusetts

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Enjoy Lilac Sunday on May 12,2013 at the Arboretum. The only day picnics are allowed. Grab a basket and head in for a flower show. Activities and refreshments from 10am to 4pm. Free and open to public.


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16-22 Water Street
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

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Check out the bridge with over 500 varieties of flowers and plants spanning 400 feet. A beautiful way to spend the day.


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55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts

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Concert featuring soprano and Harpsichord followed by a meet and greet with the artists from 2:30- 4:30.



104 Walker St
Lenox, Massachusetts

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Mothers, Grandmothers, children are invited to Victorian Pink Tea and Ballet celebration from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the museum. Tickets are $20.


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1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, Massachusetts

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Moms get in free and there are a limited number of gifts for Moms. Learn how life has changed for Mothers over the years and participate in a Mom versus Kids tug of war!

reviewed on: December 07 2010

"learning about history and having fun"
Our youngest daughter is a history buff. She loves anything "old". Going to OSV was like being on Little House on the Prairie for her orin an  American Girl book. Although there is a big dose of learning and history here everything is so hands on it is never boring. Some of our favorites include fishing, pottery, the saw mill, gardening on a farm and cooking in a farm kitchen. We also watched yarn being died and heard stories from a local. All the employees are dressed in period garb and take on their role very seriously. We also enjoyed the Blacksmith shop, the basket weaving and the various museums on site. We visited on a sports day and also got to meet Wally the mascot for the Boston Red Sox and see 2 Major League championship trophies in PERSON. A bonus for my 8 year old son. During this visit there was also an opportunity for the kids to play tug of war with some locals and play a game of baseball. We had a great time but could not see it all in one day. They have a deal where you can pay for one day and get a second day free within a certain timeframe. Check the website for detailsas it is definitely worth it. We also had brunch at the on site restaurant. It was hearty and delicious and reasonable priced. We will be back next summer, if we do not go again for the Christmas celebrations.

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145 Redstone Hill
Sterling, Massachusetts

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Mom gets in free for a day of animal fun with the family. Bonus: Free chair massage for Mom!!!


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165 KEMBLE STREET
Lenox, Massachusetts

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Mom can enjoy some me time at the Berkshire area Canyon Ranch a famous spa located in western Massachusetts.Worth the splurge!


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Three Battery Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts

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The Exhale spa at the Fairmont is one of the newer spas in Boston and one of 20 Exhale spas across the nation. Indulge Mom with some ME time!